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An Overview of Authors

This past Christmas I asked for and recieved about 25 books. all classics. It’s now 4 months down the road, and I’ve only read probably 7 or so. Some I had actually read before though. Right now, I’m in the middle of Kim, by Rudyard Kipling. Kipling is one of my favorite adventure authors; I absolutely love The Jungle Book. I also recieved a collection of H. G. Wells most famous novels: The Time Machine, The Island of Dr. Moreau, The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, and The First Men in the Moon. I like The Island of Dr. Moreau the best, followed by The War of the Worlds. I also have The Lost World, by Arthur Conan Doyle, which is heads higher than his Sherlock Holmes stories, which were excellent enough. The Lost World was definitely the inspiration for Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park series, not to mention the fact that he took the title for the second book from Conan Doyle’s work. Besides works of fiction, I also have The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (which, ironically, was written by Franklin himself. That was sarcasm, in case you didn’t catch it.) I haven’t read that one yet though. I also have some interesting resource books, such as A Dictionary of Symbols, The History of Piracy, and The Duelling Handbook. I especially loved Jack London’s The Sea-Wolf. I’m still trying to figure out what message London was trying to convey. It was really a very deep book, not meant for the light thinker. All in all though, Jules Verne remains my all time favorite author. I absolutely love 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. It was the first real novel that I ever read, so it has a sort of special memory about it. It was a work of fiction that was far before its time. That and Journey to the Center of the Earth. Those two books are, in my opinion, the very best works of fiction out there, and if you haven’t read them, SHAME ON YOU!

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2 Responses to “An Overview of Authors”


  1. 1 leftback92
    April 22, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    I’ve read them. So nah. Except for 20,000 leagues…

  2. 2 kt
    April 28, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    Jules Verne’s “Around the World in 80 days” was amazing!
    i know, it is a shame..i should borrow them from someone..or the library.. =)


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